Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline - Carbon Nanotube and Nanofibre Composites: Preliminary Experiments

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Authors
  1. Makeiff, D.A.
  2. Diep, M.N.
  3. Kopac, M.C.
  4. Huber, T.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
There is significant interest in new materials exhibiting favourable electronic properties, such as carbon nanotubes and conducting polymers. Both have been discovered relatively recently, and have attracted great interest from the research community due to their exceptional properties, as well as their versatility in terms of tailoring these properties. Particular interest stems from the idea that a combination of these two species may give rise to a composite possessing properties that are superior to the parent components, and exhibit a synergy in terms of electrical properties. We have prepared polyaniline – carbon nanotube and polyaniline – carbon nanofibre composites under a variety of reaction conditions, and have characterized the products using electron microscopy (scanning and transmission) and DC conductivity. The results of our preliminary experiments are presented here.

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Keywords
Carbon Nanotubes;Carbon Nonafibre;Conducting polymers;Polyaniline;Nanotechnology
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2005-156 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jul 2005
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
CA026833
CANDIS No
524794
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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